First Siemens Gamesa 14.7 MW Turbine Stands at Moray West Offshore Wind Farm

Moray West, an offshore wind farm in the outer Moray Firth, Scotland, has installed the first of 60 Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD wind turbines.


Supplied with “Power Boost”, each turbine can generate up to 14.7 MW output. The 882 MW wind farm is being developed by Ocean Winds.

The pre-assembly activity of the 60 turbines is being managed by Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Energy’s wind business, who are also manufacturing all the 180 B108 blades for the project at their quayside factory in Hull.

The facility has recently doubled in size to support the production of these B108 blades and employs over 1,000 people. When installed they will be the longest in UK waters.

The 108-metre blades are the largest being made in the UK, even longer than the Wembley Stadium football pitch, and are built to withstand exceedingly strong wind forces in a demanding offshore environment.

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Darren Davidson, Vice President of Siemens Energy UK&I and Siemens Gamesa UK, said: ”It’s fantastic to see the first Moray West turbine successfully installed out in the North Sea. I’m so proud of our team who have been working hard to deliver the 180 wind turbine blades for this project and supporting the safe transportation and installation of these turbines. Moray West will be an important step forward in achieving the UK’s offshore wind targets.”

Siemens Gamesa is marshalling all turbine components at Port of Nigg from where the Cadeler heavy lift vessel Wind Orca is undertaking the installations. The wind turbine installation campaign is due to run for most of the rest of 2024.

Source: Ocean Winds

”Installing this new model of huge wind turbines, with the longest blades in the UK, demonstrates the commitment of Ocean Winds to innovation as well as the UK supply chain. All the blades being fabricated in Siemens Gamesa’s recently expanded facility in Hull and all the components being marshalled through Port of Nigg. We now look forward to successfully and safely completing the remaining turbine installations as we reach for full export capacity, helping to deliver Net Zero targets and lower costs to consumers,” Project Director for Moray West, Pete Geddes, said.


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